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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 27, 2011 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass

Completely agree. The music archived here is the property of the Gratful Dead. I see no reason why the soundboard recordings from the Europe '72 tour that are archived here should not be pulled. Or any other soundboards of comercially released performances. We have all had plenty of time to aquire them.

Don't want to pony up $450 for the '72 box? Just don't order it. Still want to get your hands on the shows? Learn to torrent or make friends with someone who does.

The only problem I see was the bands failure to prevent greedy opportunists from aquiring multiple units of this release, while some folks who really wanted it got shut out. Pretty short sighted considering the band went to great lengths in order to foil ticket scalpers...

This post was modified by Cliff Hucker on 2011-01-27 19:47:28

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jan 27, 2011 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass

"We have all had plenty of time to aquire them."

Amen. This is friggin' 2011; these shows have been circulating forever. Anyone really into this band and the early 70s should already have most or all of them (and upgrades, and upgrades to our upgrades).

"The only problem I see was the bands failure to prevent greedy opportunists from acquiring multiple units of this release, while some folks who really wanted it got shut out."

Despite your observation about the Fillmore set taking a month to sell out, I honestly can't imagine they didn't anticipate the rapid response to this set. Unlike the Fillmore box, which was basically your standard box set on steroids, this really was a unique, unprecedented type of release. The only thing I can imagine being any bigger would be the discovery of a heretofore unknown stash of mutlitracks from the second half of 1970.

But this is just my opinion- by no means am I griping. I don't have a horse in this race, because I never considered buying it for a second. I am quite content with what I already have from E'72.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 27, 2011 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass

Right on. The Grateful Dead used to market their own products. The scandal surrounding the Fillmore West 69 boxset would not likely be repeated after the deluge of complaints about the thieves on EBAY. Rhino records just doesn't give a shit about ethics. So fuck them...

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 27, 2011 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass

In 100% agreement with Cliff on this. I posted early on that I was really surprised you could order up to 10 copies. Made no sense - unless looking to resell.

So who wants to buy my place in line to be one of the first 3000? Bidding begins at $500 and continues until February 4th - JUST JOKING!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 27, 2011 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass

I agree Cliff.
The thing of it is...
I don't believe the band has any control over it.
They sold their rights to Rhino. If I understand correctly, Rhino has all decision making control of the entire vault for the next 10 years. (- however many years it has ben since the contract was signed.)

This marketing decision was made entirely by Rhino.